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The impact of Nepal's national incentive programme to promote safe delivery in the district of Makwanpur.
OBJECTIVE Nepal's Safe Delivery Incentive Programme (SDIP) was introduced nationwide in 2005 with the aim of encouraging greater use of professional care at childbirth. It provided cash to womenExpand
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Cross sectional, community based study of care of newborn infants in Nepal
Abstract Objective: To determine home based newborn care practices in rural Nepal in order to inform strategies to improve neonatal outcome. Design: Cross sectional, retrospective study usingExpand
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Exploring the first delay: a qualitative study of home deliveries in Makwanpur district Nepal
BackgroundIn many low-income countries women tend to deliver at home, and delays in receiving appropriate maternal care can be fatal. A contextual understanding of these delays is important ifExpand
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Disabled women׳s maternal and newborn health care in rural Nepal: A qualitative study
Objective there is little evidence about disabled women׳s access to maternal and newborn health services in low-income countries and few studies consult disabled women themselves to understand theirExpand
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Cause-specific neonatal mortality: analysis of 3772 neonatal deaths in Nepal, Bangladesh, Malawi and India
Objective Understanding the causes of death is key to tackling the burden of three million annual neonatal deaths. Resource-poor settings lack effective vital registration systems for births, deathsExpand
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Understanding parents’ and professionals’ knowledge and awareness of autism in Nepal
Autism is a global phenomenon. Yet, there is a dearth of knowledge of how it is understood and its impact in low-income countries. We examined parents’ and professionals’ understanding of autism inExpand
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Implementing a community-based participatory intervention to improve essential newborn care in rural Nepal.
The persistence of high perinatal and neonatal mortality rates in many developing countries make efforts to improve perinatal care in the home and at local health facilities important public healthExpand
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How did formative research inform the development of a women's group intervention in rural Nepal?
Inability to reduce neonatal and maternal mortality in poor countries is sometimes blamed on a lack of contextual knowledge about care practices and care-seeking behavior. There is a lack ofExpand
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Behaviour change in perinatal care practices among rural women exposed to a women's group intervention in Nepal [ISRCTN31137309]
BackgroundA randomised controlled trial of participatory women's groups in rural Nepal previously showed reductions in maternal and newborn mortality. In addition to the outcome data we alsoExpand
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